The Charlotte Hornets’ Steve Clifford was named Eastern Conference Coach of the Month for March, the NBA announced Friday.
The Hornets went 13-3 in March and 5-1 on the road. This was Clifford’s second coach of the month award since being hired by the then-Bobcats for the 2013-14 season.
In the pertinent games, the Hornets averaged 109.2 points per game and allowed 100.6.
Among those victories was a road win against the Miami Heat and a 23-point home comeback against the San Antonio Spurs.
The 13 victories set a single-month franchise record for the Hornets.
Clifford previously won this award in April 2014.
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